A smooth skating, an offense-minded defenseman with excellent vision and passing skills. Has the potential to be a top-four NHL defenseman and can run a powerplay unit. The defensive side needs some work, as being over-aggressive in his end leads to missed coverage. High-risk, high-reward player.
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October 2023 – Salomonsson participated in the 2023 Young Stars Classic in Penticton, B.C., from September 15-18, 2023; he also attended the Winnipeg Jets 2023 NHL training camp before being reassigned to the Manitoba Moose on October 2, leaving speculation on whether he would stay in North America or return to Sweden. That was short-lived, as the Winnipeg Jets announced he would play for Skelleftea AIK of the SHL for the 2023-24 season on October 5. Mark Henry
August 2023 – Salomonsson attended the Winnipeg Jets 2023 Development Camp in July, and one could argue he is the most improved prospect in their system. He will play for the Skellefteå AIK team of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) in 2023-24. Mark Henry
July 2022 – The Winnipeg Jets have selected Salomonsson in the second round of the 2022 NHL Draft, 55th overall. Nick Richard
December 2021 – Salomonsson is another player whose draft stock has taken a bit of a hit since the season started but he is still an exciting prospect who is having a solid season. Through his first 23 games of the season, he sits third in scoring among J20 Nationell draft-eligible defenders.
A couple weeks short of only being eligible for the 2023 draft, Salomonsson has plenty of room for growth and already possesses a solid base of skills to build around. He has decent size and good four-way mobility, allowing him to lead his fair share of rushes from the back end. He is a strong skater, if not overly explosive, and covers the ice pretty well. Salomonsson shows good instincts in the offensive zone but will need to clean up some of his decisions with the puck. That said, he processes the game at a high-rate for the J20 level and there is reason to believe his skillset will translate as he climbs the ranks. He sticks to his lanes defensively, has a good active stick, engages physically, and his shot is a weapon from the point. He could be a bit of a project but Salomonsson has potential as a top-four defenceman at the NHL level. Nick Richard